Monday, October 31, 2016

bowling!







More photos from our Spooktacular Halloween Day!















We made cool candy corn necklaces!























We have had a batty good Halloween!




Friends in room 103 had a very fun, batty time today!

We wore our bat hats and created candy corn necklaces.  Then we spent some time enjoying some spooking good books while reading by flashlight.  Finally, we celebrated our success of filling our popcorn jar by bowling!  

Mr. Miliano and Mrs. Hoyt wish everyone a fun and safe evening.

Check back for more photos of our fun!










Sunday, October 30, 2016

Pine Glen Pajama Day

Students have been doing a wonderful job at Pine Glen in being Appropriate, Safe and Kind.  Many hoot cards have been earned!

As a result students are invited to participate in a school-wide pajama day on Friday, November 4!  Students may come to school in pajamas.  If they would like to pack slippers to wear while in school, they are welcome.

Pine Glen Pajama Day

Students have been doing a wonderful job at Pine Glen in being Appropriate, Safe and Kind.  Many hoot cards have been earned!

As a result students are invited to participate in a school-wide pajama day on Friday, November 4!  Students may come to school in pajamas.  If they would like to pack slippers to wear while in school and to bring a stuffed animal, they are welcome.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Wild, Fun Week


We visited the computer lab and learned about working on the iPads.  Mr. Donoff introduced us to the Build Your Wild Self activity.  We had lots of fun.






We hunted for words in our books.



We worked on our Spooky Books!


We worked together to count and compare pumpkins.


With the helping hands of parents we made acorns for the doors and hat hats to wear!


We learned about Diwali and friends who celebrate this holiday of light that recognizes the victory of good over evil shared some of their traditions with us.  We immediately made some connection.  Like other holiday of which we may be more familiar, there is light, family gathering, food, decorations and special dress.  Some holidays have gift giving too!


Students created colorful designs, similar to the Rangoli art that would be on the doorsteps of families celebrating Diwali.


We colored pictures representing Diwali


Diwali, a holiday of light is often celebrated with fireworks!  We created a fireworks page for Diwali as the beginning of our study of various holidays.



This week we introduced a new section for our Kindergarten News.  Each student will be adding the highlight of the week!  Illustrations and sentences will be recorded so students can communicate their favorite activity each week.




Mr. Lyons was impressed with everyone's writing and highlighted their efforts in his blog!


We explored leaves this week.  Mrs. Hoyt collected an assortment of leaves on the Pine Glen grounds.  Students each selected a leave and sketched it, measured it and then tested its ability to float!







We sang and danced about Witch's Brew and Flying Ghosts!





Ms. P visited us again.  This time she brought us 2 gerbils named Edgar and Allen.  They are very cute little mammals!  As we discovered they eat, need water, air and shelter and boy they move!  They are living!








We made bat hats with Luca's mom.  They look great!



Practicing letter identification and letter sounds with our telephones and pumpkin letters!





Ms. Marcus,  a teacher from the the school dept.'s IT department and former Pine Glen teacher, was in to read How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World. She generously donated a copy of the book to the class and also recorded herself reading it so we have another book in our QR code book nook!

We continue to observe that everybody reads! We are looking forward to our spooky flashlight reading session on Monday. Please remember to bring flashlights.


Thursday, October 27, 2016

Zoo Trip Postponed

Due to weather conditions, we have postponed our trip to the zoo.  It will be rescheduled for the spring.


Monday, October 24, 2016

Lots of Information

Lots of Information -

We will go to the library on Wednesday this week instead of Thursday.  Please encourage your child to bring their books back early.

Friday Homework.  It would be helpful to have homework folders returned early on Thursday this week so we can properly manage folder more efficiently on Friday as we head out to our field trip.

Be sure to check backpacks.  Notices were included regarding our next field trip, the Pine Glen Halloween dance,  conferences and Halloween in the classroom.

We have updated the blog to include the November newsletter.  Please see the tabs at the top.

Donations are always welcome.  See our wish list.  We would love a few rolls of Bounty Paper towels.

Thank you!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Congratulations to Our Student of the Week

Students of the Week

Students of the Week: Ellalan Ramesh, Jason Bergeron, and George Lambros

Congratulations to Ellalan Ramesh, Jason Bergeron, and George Lambros for being our Students of the Week. Ellalan, Jason, and George have done great work showing appropriate, safe and kind behavior (ASK). Thank you for being role models!